Mom and I have been baking up a storm the past few days. Of course, only sweets! ;)
I thought I would share with you some of my favs--all quick and easy! And even a couple gift ideas that are super inexpensive that make into great gifts!
First--My mom's famous sugar cookie recipe!
3 cups of flour
1 cup of shortening-Butter flavored
**Shred with knives (cornbread texture)
1 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
3 tblsp. milk
1/2 tsp nutmeg
**mix with mixer
Combine with flour and shortening!!
Bake at 375 degrees --lightly brown:)
Decorate as you desire! I used red hots for the stripes on the candy cane!
2 sticks margarine
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups chopped pecans
shape into small balls-
bake on 350 degrees for 20 minutes
roll in powder sugar while warm!!
Festive Pretzel Sticks
1 bag of pretzel--which ever size your heart desires
White chocolate bark
Melt white chocolate
Roll pretzel in the chocolate
Sprinkle while wet
Lay on wax paper to dry
Here are two really easy and inexpensive gifts ideas!
I bought the mug at TJ Maxx..add some tulle and ta da!!!
This is a silver platter..wrapped in press and seal!
Now this recipe you have to bake--it is DELISH!
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
3 tsp. cinnamon
1.5 cup crisco oil
1 can pumkin
In large mixing bowl, combine all cake ingredients. Mix until batter is smooth. Pour into well greased and sugared bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. ***Make sure to PAN the bundt pan and I like to sprinkle sugar around the pan to add a little MORE sugar to the crust!;)
Please comment your favorite Holiday recipes! I love trying new recipes! :)
Have a great day!